Later, if ever: Family influences on the transition from first to second birth in Soviet Ukraine

Hilevych, Yuliya (2016) Later, if ever: Family influences on the transition from first to second birth in Soviet Ukraine. Continuity and Change, 31 (2). pp. 275-300. ISSN 0268-4160

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0268416016000229

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Abstract

What was the role of the family in individual reproductive decisions during state socialism? Can the family help to understand regional variations in fertility decline? This study provides an in-depth analysis of family relationships and their influences on individual reproductive decisions during the transition from first to second birth in Soviet Ukraine. Life history interviews are used to compare the western and eastern borderland cities of Lviv and Kharkiv, respectively, around 1950–1975. The findings reveal that regional differences in intergenerational ties and spousal cooperation shaped two reproductive strategies of transition to second birth, specifically postponing in Kharkiv and spacing in Lviv.

Keywords:fertility decline, socialism, birth, Ukraine, family
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:41673
Deposited On:13 Aug 2020 10:23

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